Modern Blackbird X2 Longboard

Regular price $460.00

The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

ROCKER: Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave.

CONTOURS: Vee-to-double concave bottom makes for easy rail-to-rail transitions, and offers control when driving off the tail.

FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, which provides added stability and makes this board simple to ride regardless of your skill level.

FINS: The 7’0 and 7’6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize maneuverability, while the larger sizes, 8’0 and 9’1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side FCS fins for a more controlled feel.

The Blackbird has a bigger ‘sweet spot’ compared to other funboards on the market. This is a reliable board that will remain in your quiver for years.

SPECIFICATIONS

NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME FINS (supplied with board) APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
7'0'' 21 1/2'' 2 3/4'' 47 ltr FCS M5 80kg / 176lb or less
7'6'' 21 5/8'' 2 7/8'' 53 ltr FCS M5 85kg / 187lb
8'0'' 22'' 3'' 61 ltr 6" + FCS1 Compatible Sides 90kg / 198lb +
8'6'' 22 1/4'' 3 1/8'' 66 ltr 6" + FCS1 Compatible Sides 90kg / 198lb
9'1'' 22 3/4'' 3 3/8'' 78 ltr 7" + FCS1 Compatible Sides ideal for all weights

TECHNICAL INFO

Technology

X2 Epoxy

X-2 Epoxy is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin wood veneer wrapped around a Nanoweld EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that's particularly strong on the deck.

The durability and strength of X-2 Epoxy boards make them ideal for SUP's, surfers who like to travel, and heavy beach break conditions where other boards are prone to breaking. X-2 Epoxy boards feel solid under your feet and can take an absolute beating while maintaining their appearance for many years.

You can find out more about GSI's surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies page

Board Concave

Vee Double

Vee to double concave has a smooth entry, smooth rail to rail transitions and increased projection.
Rail

Neutral

This is a mid volume rail.
Wave Height

1-8ft Waves

 
Surfer Skill Level

Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate